Thursday, 2 August 2012

Suspected attackers on Muhokya police post are under arrest

By: Thembo Kahungu Misairi(Kasese resident)
Updated at E-Society Kasese

I am now back from Kasese Central Police Station. Just read the text below and see the photo of the assailant. Sorry for my friends hailing from Maliba because they take the Majority. Security authorities in Kasese on Saturday morning arrested a man suspected to have participated in the attack on
Muhokya police post, killing a police man and injuring two others. According to the Regional Police Commander western Mr. Wilson Kwanya, the suspect identified as Mr. Joackim Muthethu, 30, was arrested in Acholi Quarters in Nyamwamba Division, Kasese Municipality. The attackers armed with spears, machetes and pangas raided Muhokya police post between 5-6 am on Friday. A police man called Semakula Mugabi was stubbed to death and the Officer in Charge of Muhokya police post Corporal Levy Sunday was serious wounded. He and another police officer and a civilian are undergoing medication at Kilembe Hospital. The police in retaliation also killed three of the attackers. They have been identified as Ibrahim Baluku of hailing from Bundibugyo district but staying in Acholi Quarters in Kasese town, Daneri Masereka from Maliba sub-county and Zakayo a resident of Misika cell in Kasese town. According to police, Muthethu a resident of Buhunga village in Maliba sub-county was picked following an alert by women whom he had approached for medication. He has a bullet wound on his fore head which he claims he sustained on the mission in Muhokya. Mr. Kwanya told journalists at the Kasese Central Police Station that, Muthethu the only member of the 15 man team that attacked Muhokya will lead police to the rest of the group.